Saturday, November 03, 2007

Iowa City November 2nd Order

Cool fun times night!

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Blogger alyssa bowman said...

1. This Contraband is not Tolerated in Daum by ERIC JESTEADT
1.5 This Is My First Time Performing, Guys, So Be Merciful, Okay? by BRIAN LENTH
2. A Jake Monologue: A Monojake by GRAMBLA
3. Welcome to New Mexico by ERIC LANDUYT kind of
4. A Folk Tale by EVAN SCHENCK
5. Cantilevered Carry On Luggage by JOHNNY LEE
6. Brookers from Zombie Zombie Gamma by KATARAH UDARRO
7. When Life Gives You Babies, Give Babies AIDS by BRIAN LENTH
8. Dumb Luck by ARLEN LAWSON
9. Crack in the Box by JAKE GONTERO
10. Rabbit by ANNE SULLIVAN
11. I'm Bilbo Pees and Steve McQueen by BOBO PEES & BULBOUS RILEY MCQUEENABY
12. Reginald Cassidy, ACTOR by LUKE CHRISTENSEN
13. Wiggle, Squinch, Dangle, Repeat by MICHAEL TABOR

11/03/2007 11:21 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

>1. This Contraband is not Tolerated in Daum by ERIC JESTEADT

I was backstage for this one, but I think that I missed some good stuff? Also, my script had no cue in it! I didn't know what to do or when to do it.

>2. A Jake Monologue: A Monojake by GRAMBLA

This was funny. Jake is a fun guy to write monologues for.

>3. Welcome to New Mexico by ERIC LANDUYT kind of

I kept trying to guess which line was not written by Eric and I have come to the conclusion that it is "the one I actually laughed at."

>4. A Folk Tale by EVAN SCHENCK

Don't tell ME what the moral of the story is; I'll tell YOU what the moral of the story is!

>5. Cantilevered Carry On Luggage by JOHNNY LEE

It was good to see John Leigh back and performing. He used to be so good. And then he left and sent in those Gomez pieces? What? But it looks like he's back on track.

>6. Brookers from Zombie Zombie Gamma by KATARAH UDARRO

This was pretty funny, I guess. It wasn't up my alley, but it made me smile once or twice.

>7. When Life Gives You Babies, Give Babies AIDS by BRIAN LENTH

This was good. I liked the part where Lumo was telling J-Man to shout it from the mountains and go to town halls and stuff. That was a good part.

>8. Dumb Luck by ARLEN LAWSON

Oh! This was good. One of my favorite Arlen pieces so far this semester!

>9. Crack in the Box by JAKE GONTERO

When Jake wrote this, 5 years ago, I remember thinking it was funny. I didn't read it again until on stage and it was much funnier than I remembered. I hope he sends this letter in.

>10. Rabbit by ANNE SULLIVAN

I don't know? Something about rabbit stew?

>11. I'm Bilbo Pees and Steve McQueen by BOBO PEES & BULBOUS RILEY MCQUEENABY

This was fun to be in and apparently is took the audience by surprise and they didn't know what was happening, which is a cool reaction.

>12. Reginald Cassidy, ACTOR by LUKE CHRISTENSEN

This was so LONG and BORING and BAD and LONG. How long was this? 15 minutes? Seriously. And it was BAD. I was afraid that people where going to leave during this because it was so long and bad...and that would mean they wouldn't get to see:

>13. Wiggle, Squinch, Dangle, Repeat by MICHAEL TABOR

OMG!!! Eric was so good! I had tears pouring and flowing down my face! During his crazy, crazy dance, I tried to not look at him because I wanted to keep as much composure as I could, but then I didn't want to miss it! Oh, man!

11/03/2007 12:17 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

Other people like Michael Tabor may disagree, but I actually liked every single piece in the order and I defy anyone to change my mind.

1. This Contraband is not Tolerated in Daum by ERIC JESTEADT

Wow! I was sort of bemused at the beginning when John Froehlig Jr. was waving his fingers around as if there was alcohol in them, even though he was miming like he had something the size of a pea. But then they emptied out the bag of -OH groups and I died laughing. Great prop comedy.

1.5 This Is My First Time Performing, Guys, So Be Merciful, Okay? by BRIAN LENTH

I liked this joke a lot.

2. A Jake Monologue: A Monojake by GRAMBLA

I think this joke really pushed Jake's bizarre-talking abilities to the limit, and I loved the way that it was gibberish but still made sense and you could tell where he was going the whole time. The tweaking of language was really well done, Katy. Awesome.

3. Welcome to New Mexico by ERIC LANDUYT kind of

I liked this piece and I don't think it necessarily got the response from the audience that it might have deserved. Part of this may be due to miscasting Travis, because while Travis is hilarious (I know from experience how funny he is!) he isn't funny like this piece was funny. He needs something a little more absurd to shine. The humor was a little subdued and I don't think it came off, and maybe more energetic performances would have kicked it up (I tried to do this) but I still liked it.

4. A Folk Tale by EVAN SCHENCK

I enjoyed writing this piece and performing it, yeah. I have to confess that it was not a real folk tale, it was a thing I made up. Sorry for lying.

5. Cantilevered Carry On Luggage by JOHNNY LEE

I enjoyed this piece. We don't see a lot of just singing at No-Shame.

6. Brookers from Zombie Zombie Gamma by KATARAH UDARRO

Mr. Udarro is a good writer and I like it when he comes to No-Shame and does pieces. They are good and funny.

7. When Life Gives You Babies, Give Babies AIDS by BRIAN LENTH

Wow, this was killer. Jamal had me almost rolling in the aisles.

8. Dumb Luck by ARLEN LAWSON

Very good. He was telling me before the show in the lobby that he wasn't so sure about this piece, but I would have to say that I'm pretty sure it was real good.

9. Crack in the Box by JAKE GONTERO

Wow, this was awesome and Michael Tabor gave it a good read.

10. Rabbit by ANNE SULLIVAN

I liked this piece.

11. I'm Bilbo Pees and Steve McQueen by BOBO PEES & BULBOUS RILEY MCQUEENABY

I think my favorite part of this was actually Jamal's manic beat-boxing in the background.

12. Reginald Cassidy, ACTOR by LUKE CHRISTENSEN

Wow, Michael Tabor sure hated this piece, but I actually liked it. It admittedly ran a little long but it certainly had very good moments. What I respected about this piece was the way Luke created an engaging character, and he did certain things very subtly, like the way he obliquely gave us the fact that Reginald Cassidy was really a failure as an actor.

13. Wiggle, Squinch, Dangle, Repeat by MICHAEL TABOR

Whoa, this made me laugh so hard that I felt my lungs constricting and my throat clamping down, and I finally had to stop laughing for fear of death. I think Eric Jesteadt has found his center: he is now No-Shame's master of physical comedy.

11/03/2007 12:35 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Eli's review of the show! Le Gasp!!!

1. This Contraband is not Tolerated in Daum by ERIC JESTEADT

-I wasn't there. Sorry.

1.5 This Is My First Time Performing, Guys, So Be Merciful, Okay? by BRIAN LENTH

-Missed this one too.

2. A Jake Monologue: A Monojake by GRAMBLA

-Don't think I was there for this either...

3. Welcome to New Mexico by ERIC LANDUYT kind of

-Hmmm... I missed this one too. Sorry.

4. A Folk Tale by EVAN SCHENCK

-Yeah. Still not sounding familiar.

5. Cantilevered Carry On Luggage by JOHNNY LEE

-Maybe? No. I definately missed this one too.

6. Brookers from Zombie Zombie Gamma by KATARAH UDARRO

-I think I would've remembered zombie's and I don't. Sorry.

7. When Life Gives You Babies, Give Babies AIDS by BRIAN LENTH

-Baby AIDS again Brian? Baby AIDS! Yeah I DEFINATELY would've remembered this recycled joke.

8. Dumb Luck by ARLEN LAWSON

-I might have read Arlen's mind but that still doesn't mean I saw it.

9. Crack in the Box by JAKE GONTERO

-Still not ringing any bells. Sorry.

10. Rabbit by ANNE SULLIVAN

-Hmm. Nope. I must've been out of the theatre for this one too.

11. I'm Bilbo Pees and Steve McQueen by BOBO PEES & BULBOUS RILEY MCQUEENABY

-Funny title. I don't know if it was funny or not though. Oh well. Guess I should've made it to the show.

12. Reginald Cassidy, ACTOR by LUKE CHRISTENSEN

-I know Luke pretty well and I don't remember him on stage. I fail at life.

13. Wiggle, Squinch, Dangle, Repeat by MICHAEL TABOR

-WTF. Tabor was back?!?


What was the point of this review? Read it all again and notice the pattern.









Did you really read it all again? My god people are getting stupid these days.

11/04/2007 2:13 AM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

My mostly useless review

1. This Contraband is not Tolerated in Daum by ERIC JESTEADT

All those molecule models - my favorite prop gag in a long time.

1.5 This Is My First Time Performing, Guys, So Be Merciful, Okay? by BRIAN LENTH

Oh Brian, you're cute.

2. A Jake Monologue: A Monojake by GRAMBLA

I didn't put my name on this because I didn't know how much credit I wanted to take for it, as it's obviously not my style. But I had a lot of fun writing it, and I liked seeing Jake do it.

3. Welcome to New Mexico by ERIC LANDUYT kind of

Actually, I hear New Mexico has some interesting tourist destinations: Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands, Very Large Array, etc.

4. A Folk Tale by EVAN SCHENCK

I loved this. I think I could have done without the explicit telling of the moral at the end, I got that, but it was a beautiful story. Good job.

5. Cantilevered Carry On Luggage by JOHNNY LEE

I....can't remember what happened here.

6. Brookers from Zombie Zombie Gamma by KATARAH UDARRO

This wasn't really my thing, a couple parts made me chuckle. I will say that I liked the beginning better than the end because it seemed a little padded as it went on, like it could have been wrapped up quicker. And I do like zombies.

7. When Life Gives You Babies, Give Babies AIDS by BRIAN LENTH

Hahaa, I like anything where Jamal gets to act like this.

8. Dumb Luck by ARLEN LAWSON

Something about Marines and pool and then he walked off? I only have vague memories of this one, I'm sorry, Arlen.

9. Crack in the Box by JAKE GONTERO

I N'Joyed it!

10. Rabbit by ANNE SULLIVAN

I liked this because it was serious while keeping my attention. I thought this was good.

11. I'm Bilbo Pees and Steve McQueen by BOBO PEES & BULBOUS RILEY MCQUEENABY

I had to look at the other reviews to remember that this was the rap thing. I remember really laughing at this.

12. Reginald Cassidy, ACTOR by LUKE CHRISTENSEN

There is something almost feminine in the beauty of Luke's naked torso. He is smooth and pale as polished rose quartz. What wasn't as polished was his monologue. There was some good stuff in it, but it was loooooooooooooooooong.

13. Wiggle, Squinch, Dangle, Repeat by MICHAEL TABOR

I wasn't laughing hysterically as I saw others were, but it still made me lol. I like Tabor and Jesteadt as a komedy team, and I like silly dancing.

Fun Show!

11/04/2007 2:08 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

Oh yeah, #5 was Janani's piece. I remember it now. Meh, it ended anyway, no offense, Johnny Lee.

11/04/2007 2:11 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

I explicitly stated the moral of the story at the end because I had a book of Aesop's fables when I was a wee lad and they all had a little explanation at the end to tell me what the moral was.

11/04/2007 6:24 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

All right.

11/04/2007 7:14 PM  
Blogger brian said...

3. Welcome to New Mexico by Eric Landuyt

Somebody in New Mexico would write this same piece about Iowa. I have spent a lot of time in NM, and it really is a very interesting and beautiful place that gets a lot of tourists.

4. A Folk Tale by Exan Schenck

I liked this quite a lot. I think it was okay that the moral was stated at the end, because it was relatively obvious in the story anyway, so why bother being implicit if it's what everybody's thinking? I guess it's my preference for things to be explicit rather than implicit.

I only reviewed two pieces!

11/04/2007 8:50 PM  
Blogger ERIC L. said...

Yes, at long last, I decided to get a Blogger account so I could start reviewing again. Did you miss me?...Yeah, that's what I thought.

1. This Contraband is not Tolerated in Daum by ERIC JESTEADT
The props were funny, but I think I having to wait so long for the setup made me expect a little more out of this piece. I didn't think the ending was necessary.
1.5 This Is My First Time Performing, Guys, So Be Merciful, Okay? by BRIAN LENTH
I liked the way Brian parodied the average first-timer.
2. A Jake Monologue: A Monojake by GRAMBLA
Part of me liked the very silly wordplay, but another part of me wanted something more to happen than just silly words.
3. Welcome to New Mexico by ERIC LANDUYT kind of
While researching this piece, I discovered that New Mexico actually does have some very interesting tourist attractions. But I felt the premise was strong enough to warrant selectively ignoring them, and if discovering the inaccuracies of my claims gets people interested in the fine state of New Mexico, all the better.
Can you guess which line I borrowed from the improv scene?
4. A Folk Tale by EVAN SCHENCK
I enjoyed the imagery of this tale. I also liked the way that Evan made it very straightforward; folk tales are a rarity at No Shame.
5. Cantilevered Carry On Luggage by JOHNNY LEE
I liked the haunting quality of the vocals and hand claps. I assume we're supposed to be left wondering what it is she tried to tell everyone, but I remember being left wanting more.
6. Brookers from Zombie Zombie Gamma by KATARAH UDARRO
This one was pretty funny. It did get a little long, but I thought he presented a good character.
7. When Life Gives You Babies, Give Babies AIDS by BRIAN LENTH
I enjoyed Jamal's nonsensical noise, but this seemed a little too predictable. I debated the merit of Brian's "spontaneous" reaction being read off a script, although I assume that since most all of us knew his earlier piece was not really his very first piece, we'd be willing to suspend disbelief.
8. Dumb Luck by ARLEN LAWSON
Arlen is very good at creating strong images. Another very good piece.
9. Crack in the Box by JAKE GONTERO
There are times when I find things like this really funny, but this wasn't one of them.
10. Rabbit by ANNE SULLIVAN
Good setting and characters. I like monologues that tell a story.
11. I'm Bilbo Pees and Steve McQueen by BOBO PEES & BULBOUS RILEY MCQUEENABY
I realize this piece was supposed to be all style and no substance, but it still didn't do it for me.
12. Reginald Cassidy, ACTOR by LUKE CHRISTENSEN
It probably could have been shorter, but I liked how Luke created this character who uses his own extreme egotism to justify his extreme egotism. I also liked the references to John Barrymore; know your roots, theatre actors.
13. Wiggle, Squinch, Dangle, Repeat by MICHAEL TABOR
Eric's performance showed his growing confidence. Flail, my boy, flail.

11/04/2007 10:41 PM  
Blogger luke said...

My piece did run long. looking back there was a lot I could have/should have cut. and it should have been way smoother. That's what i get for rushing my work

Whoever all was using the pen name Grambla, i thought that was the best silly word monologue yet.

I liked the folk tale, but also didn't like the telling of the morals.

Kat was starting to lose me on the zombie monologue until he said the word "Brookers." That kept it alive for me. There was lots of good stuff, but it kinda repeated. I liked his use of imaginary hair flipping. Nice touch.

11/04/2007 11:54 PM  
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11/04/2007 11:59 PM  
Blogger luke said...

I think it's hilarious when I hear a spontaneous reaction,then see the character holding a script. I don't know I'm supposed think.

and Katy, I'll take that comment about my body being feminine and akin to rose quartz as a compliment

11/05/2007 12:00 AM  
Blogger s`jumball rimberrs said...

I got my account fxied i guess I can do a reviwe.too!

1. This Contraband is not Tolerated in Daum by ERIC JESTEADT
I was enjoued to watch i
1.5 This Is My First Time Performing, Guys, So Be Merciful, Okay? by BRIAN LENTH
Brain did a goo job pretend to be 1st time man. Some of the audience eben bleLIEVED him!
2. A Jake Monologue: A Monojake by GRAMBLA
Jakes makes good words speak, Hambags wrote good words for it to SAY!
3. Welcome to New Mexico by ERIC LANDUYT kind of
Exan: Travis no good in this? SHOCKING! Me to Jake, after show, re: this piece, "Travis is just sublime in every single thing he's in. I'm so glad he got the best line... ...Yeah, the one about The Grand Canyon."
4. A Folk Tale by EVAN SCHENCK
No remembre!
5. Cantilevered Carry On Luggage by JOHNNY LEE
Honessly Johnnely!!I was trying the whole time to not screw up the rhythm. I did no listen to the song. OOOOOIIII!
6. Brookers from Zombie Zombie Gamma by KATARAH UDARRO
Kat is awesome! Iknow!I love his stage presence!(And am thrilled to see a persons who really do HAST some! Oooh! Snap! Crunch! Gristle!)But seriously folks. !All his Katarologs have been neat FUN for ME.!
7. When Life Gives You Babies, Give Babies AIDS by BRIAN LENTH
HAHAHASHAHASHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHA
8. Dumb Luck by ARLEN LAWSON
Good cept I don't remember how the story went anymorell!!!!!
9. Crack in the Box by JAKE GONTERO
Wunderfilled! I had heard about (and maybe read?) this a while back, but it was so better than I could do drreammed!!!! LOVEfull!
10. Rabbit by ANNE SULLIVAN
Oooooo, squeem! this I remember with eben less efficacy than do previous pieces too!
11. I'm Bilbo Pees and Steve McQueen by BOBO PEES & BULBOUS RILEY MCQUEENABY
After the show I asked to have some time alone with Bulbous Riley so we could walk along the beach, and talk.
12. Reginald Cassidy, ACTOR by LUKE CHRISTENSEN
Long and then it kept on being long after awhile!
13. Wiggle, Squinch, Dangle, Repeat by MICHAEL TABOR
AAAYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEGHHH!
This took comedy magicals to a whole new place than I even had ever SEEN before !!!! Oh EMmm friggin GEEE, shitface!!!!!It was the BEASTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT FUN! Eric can make a wiggle, squinch and dangle I never knew existed in this worlddd!!!!!!!!!!!! HEARTS AND FLAGS!!!!

"13 layers for 13 kids"

11/05/2007 9:59 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

"Travis is just sublime in every single thing he's in."

I second this emotion.

11/05/2007 11:43 PM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

I have a penis. it's big! WHEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/06/2007 1:43 PM  
Blogger Anne S said...

KAY-TEE BAGGZ!
I really became absolutely unhinged during this piece. Not much story?
who gives a shit? If there was an actual story, I don't think I would have made it. I would have thrown up on Jamal.
Gimme Copy.

I thought that show was fun. Sorry for laughing so on the off-beats. Thanks to everyone for reminding how fun NoShame is.
ADMINS:
PUT KATEE BAGGZ IN THE FIRST HALF OF EVERY LINE-UP---viewers (me) lose grip of reality and laugh at everything as though high.
Cheers.

11/06/2007 5:43 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

hey just an fyi for all performers. This week we will be in Theatre A (Thayer Theatre) and NOT in theatre B because of a large set for this weeks gallery. We will have stage lighting but other than that we wont have many things you may be used to in Theatre B. Just letting you know.
-Eli

11/07/2007 10:28 AM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

Anne S.
"PUT KATEE BAGGZ IN THE FIRST HALF OF EVERY LINE-UP---viewers (me) lose grip of reality and laugh at everything as though high.
Cheers."

I'll think about it but I doubt I'll do it. Pfft.

11/07/2007 11:06 AM  
Blogger brian said...

Come on, guyz! One more comment and we can beat last week's post's recordf of 20o comment's!! We can do this!!

11/07/2007 10:06 PM  
Blogger brian said...

YeAHS! We did it!!!!!!

11/07/2007 10:08 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

Okay. Whoa. Brian.

That's totally cheating. You can't do that.

11/07/2007 10:50 PM  
Blogger Jake Gontero said...

Even if he didn't do that Evan, you would have pushed it RIGHT OVER THE EDGE.

11/08/2007 12:13 AM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

No, jake, I am urficially unvalidating all these results. None of this counts anymore!

11/08/2007 10:23 AM  
Blogger Jake Gontero said...

Bringin' it downtown!

11/08/2007 9:39 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

oh yeah you get it now boy

11/08/2007 11:50 PM  

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